St. Catharines university grad makes the 2023 ‘TIME100 Next’ list
Published September 22, 2023 at 2:05 pm
Most people have heard of Time magazine’s “TIME100 Most Influential” whereby the editors acknowledge the top 100 movers and shakers during any given year.
So what then is the “TIME100 Next” list? That’s where they laud the emerging leaders from around the world who are shaping the future and defining the next generation of leadership in health, climate, business, sports, the arts, and more.
This year, a Brock University graduate made the cut. Andreas Flouris, who graduated with a Master of Science in Health Sciences degree in 2004, is now an Associate Professor at the University of Thessaly in Greece and he was honoured for his efforts in high-heat protocols.
Said Time magazine, “Outdoor laborers are bearing the brunt of this summer’s unprecedented heat. Environmental physiologist Andreas Flouris of the University of Thessaly in Greece is leading the effort to apply hard science to labor policy, helping governments around the world establish rest and rehydration protocols for high-heat conditions.”
“Flouris is also developing a weather app that factors in local conditions to better inform workers, and their employers, on how to stay safe.”
At the University of Thessaly’s Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, he oversees 16 researchers who investigate the health and performance effects of environmental factors, with a focus on the impacts of heat.
For more than 15 years, Flouris has advised governments and international organizations, such as the World Health Organization, International Labour Organization, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, on environmental sustainability, health impact assessment, risk communication and the health effects of climate change and environmental factors
Flouris has been a coordinator or partner with numerous national and international research projects in Europe and North America, and he has published widely on the effects of different environmental factors on human health, productivity, and performance.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising